A Computer Lets You Make More Mistakes Faster Than Any Invention In Human History, With The Possible Exceptions Of Handguns And Tequila.
~ Mitch Ratcliffe
The Computer Programmer Is A Creator Of Universes For Which He Alone Is Responsible. Universes Of Virtually Unlimited Complexity Can Be Created In The Form Of Computer Programs.
~ Joseph Weizenbaum
The Cloning Of Humans Is On Most Of The Lists Of Things To Worry About From Science, Along With Behaviour Control, Genetic Engineering, Transplanted Heads, Computer Poetry And The Unrestrained Growth Of Plastic Flowers.
~ Lewis Thomas
A Computer Terminal Is Not Some Clunky Old Television With A Typewriter In Front Of It. It Is An Interface Where The Mind And Body Can Connect With The Universe And Move Bits Of It About. From Mostly Harmless.
~ Douglas Noel Adams
An Apprentice Carpenter May Want Only A Hammer And Saw, But A Master Craftsman Employs Many Precision Tools. Computer Programming Likewise Requires Sophisticated Tools To Cope With The Complexity Of Real Applications, And Only Practice With These Tools Will Build Skill In Their Use.
~ Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
There Is No Reason For Any Individual To Have A Computer In His Home.
~ Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
My Computer Beat Me At Checkers, But I Sure Beat It At Kickboxing.
~ Emo Phillips
There Is Not A Flower Or Bird In Sight, Only A Small Screen On Which Lines Are Moving, While The Child Sits Almost Motionless, Pushing At The Keyboard With One Finger. As A Learning Environment, It May Be Mentally Rich, But It Is Perceptually Extremely Impoverished. No Smells Or Tastes, No Wind Or Bird Song Unless The Computer Is Programmed To Produce Electronic Tweets, No Connection With Soil, Water, Sunlight, Warmth, The Actual Learning Environment Is Almost Autistic In Quality, Impoverished Sensually, Emotionally, And Socially.
~ John Davy
The Question Of Whether A Computer Can Think Is No More Interesting Than The Question Of Whether A Submarine Can Swim.
~ E. W. Dijkstra
It Would Appear That We Have Reached The Limits Of What It Is Possible To Achieve With Computer Technology, Although One Should Be Careful With Such Statements, As They Tend To Sound Pretty Silly In 5 Years.
~ John Von Neumann (ca. 1949)
Wisdom Is Perishable. Unlike Information Or Knowledge, It Cannot Be Stored In A Computer Or Recorded In A Book. It Expires With Each Passing Generation.
~ Sid Taylo
I Think That Their Flight From And Hatred Of Technology Is Self-defeating. The Buddha Rests Quite As Comfortably In The Circuits Of A Digital Computer Of The Gears Of A Cycle Transmission As He Does At The Top Of A Mountain Or In The Petals Of A Flower. To Think Otherwise Is To Demean The Buddha--which Is To Demean Oneself.
~ Robert M. Pursig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"